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Curated research library of TV news clips regarding the NSA, its oversight and privacy issues, 2009-2014

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Primary curation & research: Robin Chin, Internet Archive TV News Researcher; using TV News Archive service.

Speakers

Brad Smith
General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Microsoft
KQED 12/09/2013
Smith: Well for many years, we have been responding to subpoenas, to warrants, to court orders. we, of course, know what we have been doing. but frankly, what really surprised people across the tech sector was at the end of october,
Brad Smith
General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Microsoft
KQED 12/09/2013
Smith: But it's an issue of broad importance to the public. Everybody should be concerned about the balance being struck between protecting safety on the one hand which with is obviously important. and protecting our fundamental freedoms and rights to privacy as well. So as important as private discussions are, this is too important to leave to private discussion alone.
Brad Smith
General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Microsoft
KQED 12/09/2013
Smith: Certainly we realized as an industry that there are more governments and this is not confined to any single country, that are seeking to hack their way or tap into cables and collect data. So here at Microsoft, but really across our industry, companies increasingly are taking steps. We’re increasing encryption that in effect puts everything in code when it's going across the cable, for example, so the government cannot read, necessarily what it might be getting.
Brad Smith
General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Microsoft
KQED 12/09/2013
Smith: We need clear laws. We need the kind of transparency so the public knows how these laws are being applied. We need to recognize that as important as public safety clearly is, we also have important constitutional freedoms, the right to speak, the right to be secure from unreasonable government searches. All of which are at stake. This is a matter for the public at large to decide through our elective processes.
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